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How To Become A Virtual Personal Stylist

When the pandemic hit in March of 2020, many of my entrepreneur friends’ businesses went from millions of dollars to zero. My business, however, tripled in revenue that year. How did that happen? Because in 2016, I began expanding my styling services to include virtual styling. You better believe I was extra grateful for making…

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How To Create a Client Styling Mood Board

One of the most critical aspects of the personal styling process is presenting an inspiration board or mood board to the client before shopping on their behalf. Shopping without a visual plan (you both agree on) is a recipe for disaster at the fitting. So how do you create this visual plan? It’s simple really,…

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Do You Need a Degree To Become A Personal Stylist

I don’t know about you, but I grew up in a world where the mantra was, “go to school, get good grades, get a good job, and start a family.” That mantra never really sat well with me, but I didn’t want to upset the apple cart, so I did what I had to do….

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How Much Do Personal Stylists Get Paid?

Not everyone knows this, but working as a personal stylist isn’t like working a regular job. There are no set hours, unlike a “normal” job, and there certainly isn’t a salary. Well, unless you take on a “stylist” position at a boutique, and in that case, you’re just a sales associate with a fancy title….

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Are You Hiding Behind Your Style? 🙈

Hiding vs. camouflaging, there is a difference when it comes to style. Weight gain, past trauma, and a lack of confidence often contribute to hiding behind big baggy clothes or an all black wardrobe. Your main mission when you are hiding is to become completely invisible . Stop doing that! I’m not asking you to…

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It’s OK to Want to Look Good!

Newsflash: It’s okay to want to look good. It’s okay to care about style and appearance. It’s not shallow and it’s not silly – it’s human nature. A lot of women are “rebelling” against style, thinking they are above it all. As one of my coaches recently said, “Anytime you work against human nature, you…

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Are You Wearing Too Much Black?

Back in my celebrity styling days, I dressed a lot of musicians. The lead singer would always get the coolest clothes. The band and backup singers would get to choose from a rack of all black. Makes sense, they aren’t the focus. They aren’t the “star” of the show. There was a time where I…

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FREE Love Your Body Style Challenge – June 21st- July 2nd

Body confidence is at an all-time low. We’ve spent a year and a half locked in the house hiding behind our computer screens, eating snacks, watching Netflix, and not going to the gym. Top that off with stress levels collectively being at an all-time high, and we’ve got the perfect recipe for the quarantine 15,…

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Style Therapy Makeover Experience Episode 8 {watch now}

Have you ever had someone straight-up not hold the door open for you? Like, you’re standing right there and nada. Well, I conducted a little experiment: My building has a doorman, and it’s literally his job to hold open the door for the tenants. I noticed that anytime I’d come in or out dressed in…

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Style Therapy Makeover Experience Episode 7 {watch now}

“Nothing ever fits me!” A common phrase amongst my clients. They say it whether they’re a size zero or a size 16. I’m here to tell you that no matter your size, there is something out there that fits you – it just might take a little extra effort to find it. In today’s episode…

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